YOUNG, THOMAS (1507 - 1568), archbishop of York

Name: Thomas Young
Date of birth: 1507
Date of death: 1568
Spouse: Jane Young (née Kynaston)
Child: George Young
Gender: Male
Occupation: archbishop of York
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Glanmor Williams

Born at Hodgeston, Pembrokeshire. He entered Broadgates Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A. June 14 1529, M.A. March 19 1553, B.C.L. February 17 1538, and D.C.L. February 13 1566, and becoming head of his hall, 1542-6. He became vicar of Llanfihangel Castell Gwallter (Llan-fihangel-genau'r-glyn), Cardiganshire, in 1541, rector of Hodgeston and of Nash, 1542, prebendary of Trallong, 1545, and of Tregaron, 1560. Elected precentor of S. Davids in 1542, he took up residence in 1547, and became a leader of the faction opposed to bishop Robert Ferrar. Said to have fled abroad in Mary's reign, no trace of his exile remains in Continental archives. In 1559, he was one of the royal visitors of the Welsh dioceses, and was elected bishop of S. Davids, 6 December 1559. On Parker's recommendation, he was elected archbishop of York, 27 January 1561. As archbishop and president of the council of the North, he was active in forwarding the Elizabethan settlement, though he incurred censure for his misuse of the temporalities of his see. He died 26 June 1568, and was buried in York Minster. He married (1), a daughter of George Constantine; (2) Jane Kynaston, Estwick, Staffs., by whom he had one son, Sir George Young.


Published date: 1959

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